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Model of a Vietnamese fishing boat

Made by Lai Duc in Malaysia, Asia, c. 1980.
Fishing boat on detachable stand, of the type in which 'the boat people' made their escape from Vietnam, made from salvaged wood. Single hull fishing boat with wheel house and cabin towards stern. Keel mounted blue metal propeller. Wooden anchor secured by green twine to stays. On foremast boom is suspended a sign with the name of the maker 'Lai Duc' on one side and 'CAMP PU LAU BI DONG' (an island refugee camp in Malaysia) on the other. Other inscriptions are KIE GANG and KG 02979 which refer to the makers' town of origin, Kieng Gang (Kian An, North Vietnam).

The stand is of the same wood, with a flat base and two upright cradles.

There is also a detached rudder, hatch cover and letter from the stern inscription.
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